Bus crushes 17 Almajirai to death


By; Magaji Hunkuyi, Jalingo.
A commercial bus belonging to Adamawa State Transport company ran over  Islamic school pupils populalrly know as almajirai and killed 17 on the spot.
Reports said the incident occurred at Gorundo village in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State at about 5pm Thursday.
The victims said to be between the ages of seven and twelve lost their lives while swimming in a stream and the driver of the bus lost control and ran into them in the stream killing the 17 almajirais on the spot.
An eye witness said  that apart from those killed, several others were injured and taken to Mutum Biyu Referral hospital where they were placed on danger list.
Contacted, the Chairman Gassol Local Government Council, Alhaji Tukura Bashiru confirmed the incident but said report made available to him by the Police indicated that 12 almajirai died on the spot while four others were on admission at Mutum Biyu Referral hospital.


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